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Top 5 Plant Themed Coffee Table Books

The coffee table book trend has taken on a life of its own in recent years. No longer are coffee tables a functional piece of furniture for placing your cup and saucer when guests are visiting. They are now a focal point for you to show off your styling skills, decorative items that reflect your personality and the coffee table set up is not complete without an oversized illustrated book or two (or three).

In this blog we are going to list our top 5 plant themed coffee table books and give you a few handy hints on how to give your living room an easy update by styling your coffee table like a pro.

1. PLANT STYLE by Alana Langan & Jacqui Vidal of Ivy Muse

If you want to know how to greenify your indoor space then this is the book for you. A charming guide on how to turn your home in to a jungle-like retreat. It's packed full of useful botanical style tips, expert advice on plant care, lighting and watering requirements... And the visuals are pretty easy on the eye too.

TOP TIP: To keep your coffee table balanced, vary the scale of display items and stack or group like objects together.  

2. HOUSE OF PLANTS by Caro Langton & Rose Ray of RoCo

If you've ever wondered how to incorporate succulents, cacti and air plants in to your living space then wonder no more. This beautifully written and photographed book is ideal for urbanites looking to add some lush greenery to their home. A reference book to help those who wish to bring a little of the outdoors in.

TOP TIP: Leave your current favorite coffee table book open to a pretty page, encouraging all to take a peek. 

3. WILD AT HOME by Hilton Carter

It's no surprise that Millennials are obsessing over plant culture... Everywhere you look on Instagram someone is posting about their collection of snake plants or fiddle-leaf foliage!

This book is loaded with insta-worthy images and tips on how anyone - even a novice - can incorporate plants in their lives.

TOP TIP: To create a more eye-catching vignette, vary the height and scale of your coffee table's decorative objects.


If you want to successfully add more bold fronds and a tropical style to your landscape, Designing With Palms is the comprehensive book for you. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting.

TOP TIP: Choose decor that plays off the color of your coffee table. If the table is white or a neutral, go with bold colors on top. For black or dark woods, showcase metallic and crisp white tabletop items. And with a versatile clear table, any color choices are a go.

5. HOW TO RAISE A PLANT: AND MAKE IT LOVE YOU BACK by Erin Harding & Morgan Doane

Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. This attractive little book is ideal for the novice 'plant parent', providing tips on how to choose plants, and above all how to care for them.

TOP TIP: A tray serves both a practical and stylish purpose by showcasing your favorite small finds while also making them easily removable should you need to clear the surface for entertaining.


Do you have any favorite coffee table book recommendations? We would love to see your suggestions in the comments below.

Until next time...

Adam & Eric

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